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The sciences of neurobiology, epigenetics, and resiliency have shown us a great deal about how trauma and toxic stress effect the development of children's brains and can cause life long health outcomes. You will find resources here to help you learn more.
The Self-Healing Communities Model
This article published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, describes a model for building community resiliency and how Washington State has created communities that are flourishing in supporting wellbeing.
Building Flourishing Communities VT! Feb. 2017
This newsletter is an update on how Vermont is implementing the Self-Healing Communities model. Vermont calls it: Building Flourishing Communities VT!
Building Flourishing Communities May 2017
The May Edition of the newsletter with updates on Building Flourishing Communities in Vermont.
Strengthening Families in Vermont
This profile will walk you through the ways Vermont is using the Strengthening Families framework to support families.
Core-Meanings of Strengthening Families Protective Factors
This article provides more information about the Strengthening Families Protective Factors
NEAR at Home Executive Summary
This Executive Summary provides considerations for agencies who are thinking about introducing the Neurobiology of Trauma, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resiliency or NEAR Sciences into their home visitation practice.
Center On the Developing Child: Science of Resilience
This Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child short video and description of resilience provides understanding of how we can learn, build on existing strengths and support resiliency.
Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change
This Harvard Center on the Developing Child, 5-minute video depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.
Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development
The Harvard Center on the Developing Child created this 2 minute video to discuss how too much stress interferes with healthy brain development.
The Child and Family Trauma Workgroup Summary
A short summary of the history, membership and work of the Vermont Child and Family Trauma Workgroup.
Building Core Capabilities for Life
The science behind the skills adults need to succeed in parenting and in the workplace: a short article by the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.
Building Flourishing Communities NEAR Science Master Trainers
This is a list of the Building Flourishing Communities Trainers in the ACE Interface Master Trainer Program through Laura Porter and Dr. Robert Anda. There are two trainers for every AHS District.